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Being as I have my degree in Business Administration and I am greatly intrigued by Leadership as well as Marketing and Training, most of my recommendations will fall into those categories (also because that is mostly the genre I read).  Forgive me, I do not intend to provide links to the books for sale on  However, I’m sure the title and author will suffice.

Also, PLEASE feel free to recommend books!  Just make a comment with the book, and a 2-4 sentence description, or even just a link to where we can all get a description.  I do warn, that I will reserve the right to post books in the page itself to those books I have had the chance to read.

A MUST HAVE for all transitioning Military Veterans, it gets its own category:

Networking for Veterans by Michael L Faulkner, Andrea Nierenberg, and Michael Abrams

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Self-Help / Psychology / Consumer Behavior

– Why Good People Make Bad Choices by Charles Lawrence Allen

The Gift of Fear by Gavin DeBecker

Fear Less by Gavin DeBecker

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

– David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

– The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

– Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell

Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert (I love the “blind-spot” exercise and comparison of objective v. subjective perception)

– On Combat by Dave Grossman

The Game by Sarano Kelley

 – What Every BODY is Saying by Joe Navarro

 – The Definitive Book of Body Language by Allan Pease & Barbara Pease

Business Theory / Leadership

– Free Marketing by Jim Cockrum

Good To Great by Jim Collins

Great by Choice by Jim Collins

– 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

– The 3rd Alternative by Stephen R. Covey

– ReWork by Jason Fried and David H. Hansson

– Made to Stick by Chip Heath & Dan Heath

– The Experience Effect by Jim Joseph

– The Experience Effect For Small Businesses by Jim Joseph

The Personal Experience Effect by Jim Joseph

Level 5 Leadership by John C. Maxwell

Taking People With You by David Novak




  1. “God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life’s Little Detours” By: Regina Brett

    Can be found at Barnes and Noble or Although there are religious references in the book by the author, it is by no means a religious book.

  2. “The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts” By: Gary D. Chapman

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